Documentary Filmmaking w/Reel Lives

Want to be a documentary filmmaker? Want to make a broadcast-quality film about an issue you care about?

The Reel Lives program will train you in cinematography, digital video editing, pre-production, and outreach skills. Every participant will make your own 12-15 minute documentary.

Reel Lives has been working internationally, and you will build relationships with young filmmakers from New York to Cape Town.

Make a film, make a difference, change your life.

Start Date

August 25th


Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 4:30pm – 6:15pm*
*Field trip days may have different start/end times

Program Length

12 Weeks

Min/Max Students



*Scholarships available for promising students with financial need


Lyle Kane TNS-XLyle Kane, has been working with marginalized and war-affected youth in New York City, Liberia, Uganda, Sierra Leone, London and South Africa, for over two decades. He has taught secondary school with high risk teenagers, run a community development program servicing 1,800 at-risk youth, and led a team of advisors for policy and programming for post-conflict recovery with UNESCO. Lyle has been working in youth-media for ten years and founded Reel Lives in 2010. He is currently a guest lecturer at The University of Cape Town. Lyle holds a BA in Literature and History from City College of New York, and an MA in International Educational Development from Columbia University.

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